By FanGraphs Inc
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Live game data for the 2013 baseball season and the most detailed player statistics available on the iPhone, gives you all the information you need to prepare for and enjoy the upcoming season.
"FanGraphs Baseball for the iPhone is a must-have application for any fans interested in learning more about the game they love." - Macworld.com
"the beauty is in the multitude of advanced stats found here, making it one of the most comprehensive of iPhone apps focusing on baseball" - appolicious.com
Packed with details on every major league game and player, including live win probability graphs, box score stats, and play-by-play summaries. Explore career statistics for any major or minor league player including unique data you can’t find in any other iPhone app.
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FanGraphs Baseball includes the critical stats found on FanGraphs.com, a site recognized and used by the ESPN, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Sports, and L A Times. FanGraphs.com visitors say it best:
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FanGraphs Baseball for iPhone delivers portable, in-depth statistics for the thinking baseball fan:
- track your team’s chances of winning with live win probability graphs
- keep tabs on your favorite players with full, live box scores
- track every play and see how it impacts the game
- game graphs monitor win probability and critical situations throughout the game
- analyze any major league player in baseball history
- player linking gives you one click access to player stats from the Box Score view
- get up-to-date advanced fielding metrics via Ultimate Zone Ratings
- see the contract value and actual salary history of any player
- player stats include full data for 16 minor leagues, from rookie-ball to AAA, back to 2006
- includes live game data for 2012 season
Fans of MLB.com At Bat will appreciate the extra analysis and detail on games and players.
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The FanGraphs Baseball iPhone app was created in conjunction with Hawk Ridge Consulting, LLC (http://www.hawkridgeconsulting.com) and OpenConcept Systems, Inc. (http://openconceptsystems.com)
What's New in Version 1.1
Live data for the 2013 baseball season and 2013 Bill James Handbook Projections.
Very slow to update game data
Same deal as my first review. Thought I'd give it some time (I don't know why, now) but it's no better. If you call "live game data" consistently 5 minutes late, then maybe you'll be OK with this app.
Just now: game was at two out in the bottom of the fourth while app was still back at two out, two on in the top of the fourth.
No data push: you have to costantly refresh to update, which only worsens the feeling that the app is just too slow.
Also the grammar is wierd: the play-by-play will call a batter out but the inning outs tally doesn't update until the *next* line appears. Same thing with hits: a batter gets a hit but doesn't appear on base until the next line -- if there is a next line for that inning. Runs, however, update on the immediate line they occur on.
Maybe an iteresting app, maybe, but it's *way* slow and rather quirky.
And of course there's no refunds.
good stats, but not user friendly...
I'd REALLY like to see different home page options to navigate the app by teams, rosters, or years as oppsed to only seeing the games from that day. what if my team didn't play the day I want to check stats?? (this very frustrating especially in the offseason)
it would also make this app much more useful to include an index of MLB teams that you could select from to see an entire roster's updated (TO THE DAY) stats for that year on the same day. (weekly/monthly/half year stats as well)
also, if you REALLY want this app to win... include a space where the user can save their own players to compare and track their stats.
if you can make these updates happen, then you'll easily have the best baseball stats app.
Beginning of the end?
This has been my most heavily used app for over two years, and while I long ago lost the ability to look at post season games, I didn't mind due to the ease of having day to day statistics at hand.
But about two weeks ago, lineups for games started appearing out of order, and now this morning high leverage events stopped updating on the graph screen, leaving me with the first three batters of the game listed as the three highest leverage events in any given game no matter what.
Is this an indication of discontinued support or a temporary glitch? I hope for the latter, but I fear it may be the former.